The Dr. Paul & Alice Peterson Endowment

Building for the Future

Norman at SFTB

Your gift today will empower people with vision loss for generations to come when you give to the Dr. Paul & Alice Peterson Endowment, our newly established board-designated endowment.

As we look toward our 70th anniversary in 2024, we are proud of this long-realized goal and investment mechanism that will ensure our future stability. We have seeded the endowment with $1 million in bequests and donations from our Vision 2020 campaign. Now we need additional gifts to help it grow.

Your gift to the endowment will allow us to make upgrades to our training center, expand and start new programs, and respond quickly to opportunities and challenges.

Thank you to the Petersons

Our long-time board member Dr. Paul Peterson was diagnosed with juvenile macular degeneration as a child. He had a thriving chiropractic practice in Sacramento for more than 30 years. He and his wife Alice have been outstanding ambassadors for Society for the Blind, making the lead gift to our Vision 2020 campaign that helped create the endowment.

Dr. Paul Peterson and his wife Mrs. Alice Peterson

“This endowment is such an important piece for Society for the Blind’s future growth and stability. What an honor to have it named after us.”

– Dr. Paul Peterson

Ways to Give to the Dr. Paul & Alice Peterson Endowment

Cash Gifts

Cash gifts are an easy, common way to immediately support Society for the Blind, including cash gifts to our new Endowment.
Make a one-time cash gift HERE.


To donate stocks or mutual funds, please contact your financial advisor to set up, or give us a call to receive more information. Contact Lina Lloyd, Director of Resource Development, at 916-889-7517 or [email protected].

Life Insurance

You can name Society for the Blind as a full or partial beneficiary on a life insurance policy.

Charitable Remainder Trusts

You might consider turning securities or real estate into an income stream that pays you now and becomes a gift to Society for the Blind later. For example, you can place a house or rental property into a Charitable Remainder Trust. Once it’s sold, you’ll receive income every year, and at the end of your life, the remaining principal becomes your legacy gift to Society for the Blind. You may speak with an estate attorney to learn more.

Retirement Plans (Ira, 401(K), Pension, Etc.)

You can name Society for the Blind as a beneficiary of your retirement plan. It’s a simple process, and a valuable bequest vehicle, affecting the tax rate paid. You may speak with an estate attorney to learn more.

If you have already named Society for the Blind in your will or trust, we would be honored to know about your planned gift.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact Lina Lloyd, Director of Development, at (916) 889-7517 or [email protected].

Society for the Blind
1238 S Street
Sacramento, CA 95811

Our Federal Tax ID #94-1384666